Let's Get Real

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Tuesdays at 1:00PM EST Theme song by Benjamin Kaplan On Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides walks you down the aisles of the surreal world of food, serving up a heaping dose of reality by separating the food from the foodiness so you can forage, hunt, gather, trap and fish for real food anywhere, even in a foodiness-filled mega market. Incisive, pragmatic, sarcastic, and an unrepentant know-it-all when it comes to anything food, on Let’s Get Real Chef Erica Wides does the job for you of sifting out everything that’s fake in the world of food – from “foodiness” marketing and cooking show shams to “health-halo green-washing” and annoying whole-food righteousness – so you never unknowingly chow down on carpeting again. Learn more at: www.letsgetrealshow.com As the host of Let's Get Real Chef Wides has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, BBC Radio 5, NPR, and Take Action News with David Shuster, and contributed to or been reported on in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Grist, Yahoo's Shine, Metro, C-Span and Food Republic, among others. A national media veteran, she has appeared on PBS's Stress Free Cooking, Martha Stewart Morning Living, the Food Network's Chopped and Top Five, and HSN TV; is a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered; and is a featured culinary expert for About.com. Chef Wides was also a Chef Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education for 15 years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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81 Let's Get Real - Episode 54 - Jews Don't Control the Media, Foodiness Does2013-01-22 18:18:48
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82 Let's Get Real - Episode 53 - Omega 3's Come From Fish, Not Cookies2013-01-08 19:17:59
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83 Let's Get Real - Episode 52 - The End Is Near (Again) And You Better Get Used To Eating People And Protein Bars2012-12-18 19:13:50
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84 Let's Get Real - Episode 51 - Foodiness Reeducation Camp, Part 22012-12-11 11:05:55
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85 Let's Get Real - Episode 50 - Foodiness Reeducation Camp, Part 12012-12-04 19:20:30
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86 Let's Get Real - Episode 49 - Thanksgiving is Fake Enough Without Eating Tofu Turkey2012-11-21 10:16:27
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87 Let's Get Real - Episode 48 - Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard & Winery2012-11-13 19:21:14
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88 Let's Get Real - Episode 46 - If Diets Worked Kirstie Alley Would Stay Thin2012-10-16 19:18:00
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89 Let's Get Real - Episode 45 - Coffee Aroma From the Can Is As Natural As New-Car Smell2012-10-09 19:33:26
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90 Let's Get Real - Episode 44 - His And Her's Are For Hassidic Weddings and Antiperspirant2012-10-02 19:38:29
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91 Let's Get Real - Episode 43 - I Told You Show2012-09-25 20:01:29
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92 Let's Get Real - Episode 42 - Freedom Fries Ain't Free2012-09-19 12:11:46
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93 Let's Get Real - Episode 41 - Friends Don't Let Friends Grill Tofu Hot Dogs on Labor Day2012-08-28 19:36:24
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94 Let's Get Real - Episode 40 - You Can't Have Your Cheesecake-Flavored Yogurt and Eat It, Too2012-08-14 18:45:37
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95 Let's Get Real - Episode 39 - Choosy "Mommies" Don't Choose Jif2012-08-07 19:34:34
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96 Let's Get Real - Episode 38 - You Can't Have a Proustian Fruit Moment with a Grape Gummy2012-07-18 13:43:38
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Let's Get Real - Episode 38 - You Can't Have a Proustian Fruit Moment with a Grape Gummy

This past weekend, Let's Get Real host Erica Wides stumbled upon some wild blueberries while hiking, and was stunned by the flavor! Do the fruits that we eat actually contain the flavors that they're supposed to harbor, or has foodiness diluted them to the point that they've lost their...fruitiness? Erica also talks about artificial flavoring, and how the average American palate has come to expect fruit to taste like candy. Erica also talks about the essence of fruit that does not exist in vegetables, meat, dairy, etc. Hear about how the pursuit of fresh fruit has driven Erica to do some pretty sneaky deeds! Finally, Erica uses her 'Six Degrees of Foodiness' scale to show you how an apple can turn into corn syrup-filled pastry mess. This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods. "Talk about being so far down the foodiness rabbit hole- we can't even identify the flavor of a real fruit when we stumble upon it the wild! They've taken the real flavor out of fruit and put it into bars and drinks and gum and Go-gurt and vodka where it doesn't synchronize with its surroundings and its totally out of context." -- Erica Wides on Let's Get Real…read more

97 Let's Get Real - Episode 37 - Eat Chicken, Not Fingers2012-07-10 19:43:34
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98 Let's Get Real - Episode 36 - Ketchup is OK, It's Finding Something to Put It on That's the Problem2012-06-19 19:38:13
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99 Let's Get Real - Episode 35 - Believe in Butter2012-06-12 19:33:44
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100 Let's Get Real - Episode 34 - The End is Near...What's for Dinner?2012-06-05 18:48:54
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